Watermelon Pirate Girl Skull

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Pirate Girl Skull

Watermelon Pirate Girl Skull

Check out this scary watermelon pirate girl skull. It will make the perfect spooky halloween decoration or table centerpiece.

Materials

1 watermelon – small – medium and round in shape
Skull template
Kitchen knife & paring knife
Chopping board
Green dry erase marker pen
Melon baller
Channel knife
Decorations: black licorice rope disk for eye patch, bandana, hoop earring,
flameless candles, etc.
Toothpicks or straight pins
Pirate Skull Outline

Making the watermelon pirate girl skull

Making the watermelon pirate girl skull

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the watermelon.
  2. Cut 1/4″ off of one edge of the watermelon to create a solid base.
  3. At the very top of the watermelon cut a hole between 3-4″ big and remove all of the flesh from inside the carving. Keep everything that you remove to one side to create melon balls for later.
  4. Use the pirate skull template and draw around it with your marker pen.
  5. Use a channel knife to carve around the outline that you made with the marker.Cut out the center with a small knife, taking care to leave the skull attached to the rest of the watermelon in some places such as at the tip of the cross bones.
  6. Carefully trim away the dark green rind at the edge of skull to that the contrasting lightly colored rind shows through.
  7. Decorate the carving with a licorice disk as an eye patch and a section of a bandana. Put candles inside for a spooky glow.
  8. Place on a platter and surround with watermelon balls.